Oakland is the largest city in San Francisco Bay Area and the 8th most populated city in California.

Dubbed as the arts Mecca of the West, Oakland loves its art and lead the way for creativity and innovation. The music that comes out of the city over the decades is amazing – Sheila E, MC Hammer, Tower of Power, Tilt, Digital Underground, just to name a few. But it’s not just their music, all kinds of things including street arts, theater, multimedia collaboration and museums. They actually celebrate for Graffiti artists.

Museum is a great way to learn the history, facts, people and events in Oakland. Oakland boasts diverse and family-friendly museums in various interests. To learn more about them, check out the list below;

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California is the city’s oldest, and is also one of the biggest museums in Oakland. OMCA features collection of art, historical facts, and natural science that will blow your mind. Some of their best highlights include educational exhibits, special shows and the incredible displays and galleries of California back then.

Chabot Space & Science Center

Adults and kids will both enjoy the wonderful star gazing experience that Chabot Space & Science Center could bring. The museum features digital planetarium, IMAX-like Theater, Challenger Learning Center, exhibits and displays and observatory telescopes.

USS Potomac

USS Potomac, also known as The Floating White House, was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht dating back to the 19th century. Cruise round the bay on this floating National Historic Landmark, a perfect way to celebrate life with loved ones.

African American Museum and Library

This beautifully restored museum and non-circulating library highlights African Americans’ history, arts and culture. With their interesting ongoing exhibits, oral histories, videos, collection of diaries and newspapers, you are going to learn a lot about the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in the Bay Area and Northern California.